The latest from Lezet . An experimental music project from Serbia. Pozega,Serbia The tracks on this EP are in themselves a form of musical accumulation- they are linear and gather different sound elements of disparate sonic quality as they progress, somehow lending themselves to a unified body of music. I want to thank my students (#04),my neighbours (#08), a street gusle player (#07) and the rain that almost flooded my entire country (#06) for providing the accompanying sounds for this... Topics: ambient, noise, experimental, buddhist on fire, lezet
Propositions: -participants choose any kind of written text (a piece of prose, poetry, fragment of news,broadcast script,recipe,instruction manual,notification,announ cement,numerical text,or a text written in machine or any other programming language etc, or any kind of text or string of words or grouped syllable they themselves created) and sing it -the track could contain an accompanying instrument as well. If you hate your singing or your singing voice, you can also read the text and make a... Topics: experimental, voice, spoken word, buddhist on fire
CDRX a citizen of Elgaland-Vargaland began making music in 1996. He started as Cereal Killer and does audio manipulation and mixes using sound bites, field recordings, loops, distortions and harsh noise. CDRX has created and released a number of cds via his own label Bad For Health Records . "I listen to a lot of industrial, ambient and concrete music but also metal, folk and pop." He takes his inspiration from the likes of Nurse With Wound, Pierre Henry, Final and Aidan Baker and... Topics: cdrx, buddhist on fire, dark ambient, experimental
These tracks were culled from various releases coming out during a phase in mystified's development when Thomas was experimenting with noisy, grainy drones, oftes using shortwave radio or field recordings for sources. You turned on the radio and heard all kinds of things. - Luc Ferrari Topics: experimental, electronic, noise, mystified, thomas park, buddhist on fire
In February 2014, I received an offer to perform at a New York City art exhibit. My usual modus operandi for creating music with Luciftias involves an extensive amount of post-production. Unfortunately, this means that replicating those textures in a live setting is difficult at best. How then to achieve an ambient/drone sound without resorting to synthesizers? In the past, I've recorded tracks using an eBow, guitar and effects setup but have always incorporated many overdubs in the final... Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, luciftias, buddhist on fire
We welcome Jeff Sampson to Buddhist on Fire. Jeff has a marvelous voice and has been a constant source of inspiration. “...like being stuck inside a huge, haunted castle, straight out of Poe or Lovecraft, where nameless terrors await the unwary.” --unknown "Sampson produces an impressively wide variety of sounds; he can hum, croon, moan, chant like a Tibetan monk, chant like a Western monk, or sing high counter-tenor." -- Hannah Shapero "...choir-like and haunting."... Topics: ambient, dark ambient, experimental, jeff sampson, buddhist on fire
Buddhist on fire welcomes nordbeck. He is the artist behind the experimental electronic netlabels sediment and residue . He is also a big inspiration for the Sadayatana podcast. The music for this release is inspired by the stories of ghost ships . 1. The Palatine Light : "...legends agreed that a female passenger had refused to leave the ship as it sank, and those who claim to witness its reappearances say that her screams are heard from the ship..." 2. The Octavius : "The... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: dark ambient, electronic, electroacoustic, experimental, buddhist on fire
Once when mixing live on the radio, I got a call from a listener: disembodied voice: "I understand what you are doing." me: "What's that?" disembodied voice: "Communicating directly with the subconscious." I thought, well, that's exactly right. "Altering Realities" by Stefan Paulus reminds me of that late night phone call. This record is about the impressions and the imaginations of the phenomena of hypnagogic consciousness and oneiric conditions . The... Topics: ambient, electronic, abstract, experimental, drone, dark ambient, buddhist on fire
According to ancient and medieval science, aether is the material that fills the region of the universe above the terrestrial, or sublunary, sphere. This sphere was the realm of changing nature. Beginning with the Moon, up to the limits of the universe, everything was permanent, regular and unchanging – the region of aether where the planets and stars are located. Only in the sublunary sphere did the powers of physics hold sway. To go "beyond the aether" is a metaphor for... Topics: drone, dark ambient, experimental, electronic, abstract, buddhist on fire, luciftias
CDRX is a sculptor. He works with sound, adjusting it, changing the structure to make a track which inspires the listener to close their eyes and imagine an alternate film for their life. Or simply to meditate. He lives alone in a small town (less than 1000 people) with no direct contact with others musicians, crafting music in his "secret laboratory". A student of architecture. A lover of music. From the Carter Family to Merle Travis and then to the Swans and Current 93. His taste... Topics: avant-garde, ambient, dark ambient, experimental, cdrx, buddhist on fire
Nocturnals... the feeling you get when walking through the city at night. Shadows. Things you think to see in the corner of your eye vanish when looked at straight on. The eyes you feel burning in the dark. The (maybe) paranoid feeling that you are being watched... Always, it seemed to me when I awaked into the Future, into the Everlasting Night that lapped this world, that I saw near to me, and girdling me all about, a blurred greyness. And presently this, the greyness, would clear and fade... Topics: ambient, electronic, abstract, experimental, drone, dark ambient, buddhist on fire
CDRX a citizen of Elgaland-Vargaland began making music in 1996. He started as Cereal Killer and does audio manipulation and mixes using sound bites, field recordings, loops, distortions and harsh noise. CDRX has created and released a number of cds via his own label Bad For Health Records . "I listen to a lot of industrial, ambient and concrete music but also metal, folk and pop." He takes his inspiration from the likes of Nurse With Wound, Pierre Henry, Final and Aidan Baker and... Topics: ambient, dark ambient, soundscape, experimental, buddhist on fire
This piece created especially for Sadayatana Podcast , where it was heard on show number 68, " Pandered in Whispers ". Recorded on February 1, 2012 using guitar, eBow, and various effects. Additional modifications, including brainwave synchronization, were made on February 13, 2012. Topics: ambient, dark ambient, experimental, drone, buddhist on fire, sadayatana, luciftias
This album came out of experiments I did trying to find new ways of making drones. The experiments proved successful but took me to a space I had not planned to go. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Listening once I turned the music off thinking I might be disturbing someone who was studying: "I hope this music wasn't bothering you." "That was music? I thought it was the air conditioner!" "Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while... Topics: ambient, electronic, abstract, experimental, drone, dark ambient, buddhist on fire
All sounds invoked by Luciftias Basic tracks recorded at Ritual Xul on 15 May 2011 Additional editing performed on 1 October 2013 No keyboards were used in this recording Live sounds constructed with electric guitar & eBow with various effects Post production utilized additional effects treatments & time stretching Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org http://akhkharuhymns.com/luciftias https://facebook.com/luciftias9 They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those... Topics: drone, dark ambient, experimental, electronic, abstract, buddhist on fire, luciftias
I was previewing this, considering if I should release it on Buddhist on Fire. It really hit the spot. It has a quiet contemplative sound that I needed just as I was listening to it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. --John Luciftias: This piece represents a blending of my recent forays into guitar-based, Fripp-style delays with the post-effect manipulations of previous works. It was an improvisation recorded in one take with no overdubbing. Subsequent treatments included added reverb,... Topics: drone, dark ambient, experimental, luciftias, buddhist on fire
The thick fog enveloped his figure, a lonely form on a bridge overlooking the river below his feet. The afterlife, it had to be better than this. When had his descent into darkness begun? Had it always been there? Whispering to him hauntingly, beckoning him to embrace it. Desolate in the dark, surrounded by nothing but regret. Wrong turns, the steps that seemed to go nowhere, climbing aimlessly. Out of focus, feeling that there was something more but wondering, yes wondering how to obtain it,... Topics: dark ambient, ambient, drone, experimental, gothic, organ, buddhist on fire
The Night Land was performed live on stillstream.com March 17, 2013. Done using midi controller, Linux and public domain field recordings. Music fashioned using the buddhalizer --a virtual extension of the imagination. Several variations were re-imagined over the following months. This is the original performance. Looking back on it now I can see this was a key performance in the evolution of Grove of Whispers . Everything seems to turn inside out. What sounded like synthesizers could be field... Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, buddhist on fire, grove of whispers
Recorded Ritual Xul, June 28, 2010 using guitar, eBow, and various effects. Additional modifications, including brainwave synchronization, were made on December 6, 2010. Originally released February 2011 in CD format by Akhkharu Hymns Production . A companion piece, Dronosphere II was previously released on Buddhist on Fire. Turn off the lights, close your eyes, and allow yourself to drift into the Dronosphere...where dreams meet reality and shadows venture from the void to become tangible. Topic: drone, dark ambient, experimental, luciftias, buddhist on fire
Tea Drones is a foray into the hypnotic world of the drone. A world where melody is redundant and texture is key. If sound could have a colour the names of these excursions are what I imagine it might be like. The album came to me in middle of 2013 whilst I was working at a call center in Canberra, Australia. During my morning and afternoon tea breaks I was often found staring at my iPhone working furiously in NanoStudio. Escaping the corporate world. Experimenting. Coming to grips with the... Topics: drone, ambient, drone ambient, experimental, buddhist on fire
Palancar, the man behind the Earth Mantra Netlabel , founder of ambient internet radio station stillstream.com , ambient composer and multi-instrumental musician and father of four is and has been a huge inspiration for us here at Buddhist on Fire. Buddhist on Fire is very proud to release this album. From his notes: These are not the final intended mixes of this album. They are rough intermediate mixes that I made during the composition process. I would say they are fairly close to what a... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: abstract, ambient, buddhist on fire, dark ambient, drone, electronic, palancar
Muied Lumens lives at an undisclosed location somewhere in the UK. He says the cover of this album reminds him of where he lives. This is the only clue we have... Since he lives in the UK Muied Lumens is pretty much in bed when Sadayatana airs. I asked him to record a live set I could play on the show. He did and it was included in Sadayatana podcast #43, "This Blue Lawn" . His set was titled: "Epistelechiton". He has subsequently crafted that set into this album, which I am... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: sadayatana, ambient, dark ambient, experimental, rob solheim, muied lumens, buddhist on fire
byNoise Nazi / Flat Affect / Buddhist On Fire / Chav Stabber
Originally released on Smell The Stench 2008. Re-released on Violent Wall Records 2010. Violent Wall # 15 www.myspace.com/dyingliver Topics: Noise Nazi, Flat Affect, Buddhist On Fire, Chav Stabber, Harsh Noise, Violent Wall Records, Noise
Akashic Crow's Nest, one of several recording projects of C.P. McDill , is oriented toward the creation of (effected and lightly orchestrated) generative sound art. Prior works by Akashic Crow's Nest were made using Beepmap software in FLStudio. As of 2012, the project explores new territory with a new method, which is derived from sounds made via Forester . The glitchy, crackly, and lo-fi moments are an intentional part of the way this recording is generated, and they are to be enjoyed as... Topics: ambient, drone, dark ambient, generative, soundscape, experimental, c.p. mcdill, buddhist on fire
First release for these tracks extracted from my personal archives, mainly orphan-tracks from different sessions or projects. My method for making music remains the same through time. The difference in each decade is the evolution of the recording technology. Tracks are ordered for an "aesthetic listening experience" rather than chronologically. The significance of that 'absolute commandment', know thyself — whether we look at it in itself or under the historical circumstances of... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: electroacoustic, experimental, sound colllage, ambient, dark ambient, zreen toyz, buddhist on fire
Buddhist on Fire welcomes the return of Stefan Paulus with his release "Halo From Inside The Mountains": crafted using field recordings made over the course of a year in the mountains of Appenzell in Switzerland it thus encompasses all seasons. Stefan Paulus: This work incorporates field recordings of the territory of Appenzell and of the traditional and pre-modern rituals of the locals. Appenzell is a small mountain county in the eastern part of the Swiss Alps. The mountain ridge of... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: ambient, dark ambient, ritual ambient, ritual, field recordings, field recording, soundscapes,...
The fourth in a series of drone releases based on voices provided by various stillstream denizens. Including the voices of Crystal Dreams as The Caterpillar , Pixyblink as Alice , Altocumulus as The Queen of Hearts , Disturbed Earth as The Mad Hatter and Rebekkah Hilgraves as The Duchess , The White Rabbit , and Bill the Lizard . And featuring Har as The Cheshire Cat . Thank you all for participating and lending your voices to the project. All music is generated completely and exclusively from... Topics: luciftias, ambient, dark ambient, experimental, electronic, drone, spoken word, buddhist on fire,...
Scott Lawlor, ambient musician and host of The Blind Flight podcast , brings his track "Dark Mind" to buddhist on fire. A drone-scape to provoke your inner darkness. "I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by... Topics: drone, dark ambient, experimental, soundscape, electronic, abstract, buddhist on fire, scott lawlor
While some music rises up, fully formed, and merely awaits capturing, many Luciftias pieces lay dormant for great lengths of time before being completed. "A Flash of Red" began life as an unnamed, roughly recorded idea in March 2011. It wasn't until a full two years later that it received additional modification to morph into what is is now. "A Flash of Red" could be the splash of gore upon the kitchen tiling. It might be the bird that strikes your windshield as you careen... Topics: ambient, drone, dark ambient, experimental, soundscape, abstract, cinematic, luciftias, buddhist on...
Stephen Mc Cann is a musician from Dublin, Ireland. He records music using electronics & various percussion, plus cut up field recordings & found sounds. He records solo as Prang Ruin & collaborates in various other projects, including The Cloud Chamber (ambient guitar band), Clown School (lo-fi electronics) & Dank Elevator (experimental audio), along with his on going collaborations with Kirill Makushin. His solo work is best described as ambient/drone or ambient/noise &... Topics: avant-garde, ambient, dark ambient, experimental, stephen mc cann, kirill makushin, buddhist on fire
The third in a series of dark ambient releases based on voices provided by various citizens of stillstream . This one features the voice of Rebekkah Hilgraves as The White Rabbit , and Bill the Lizard . The music is generated completely and exclusively from the voice of Rebekkah Hilgraves . C.P. McDill: All the music is generated from only 7 samples. All the weird sounds are indeed made completely from the samples, and no other sources. I couldn't bring myself to make it light. Whimsical yet... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: ambient, dark ambient, experimental, electronic, drone, spoken word, buddhist on fire, sadayatana,...
This collaborative project features a foundation soundscape created by CDRX and modified by Kecap Tuyul , adding prepared guitar, flute and voice. Wind Spirits includes additional source material from Mystified , Kecap Tilil and unpublished work from French noise artist, Watzatnoiz , who has since retired. CDRX , a citizen of Elgaland-Vargaland, began as “Cereal Killer”, with audio work based on mixes, sound pastes, field recordings, loops, distortions and harsh noise. After a long break,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: cdrx, kecap tuyul, soundscape, field recordings, experimental, drone, ambient, dark ambient,...
While I do not consider myself to be an amateur speleologist, I do enjoy large natural caves for their beauty and their particular acoustics. Between 2001 and 2008, I made a series of recordings in various subterranean spaces, focusing particularly on caves with underground rivers. I setup loudspeakers and playback equipment in these natural acoustic environments, then played back various field recordings, electronic and electroacoustic sounds --recording the resulting interplay and natural... Topics: electroacoustic, experimental, sound colllage, field recordings, ambient, dark ambient, zreen toyz,...
Performed live on stillstream.fm Mother's Day evening May 10, 2015. Dedicated to my mother Margaret Pelaitai. Thank you for always being there. I love you mom. I feel that the surrealists have created a series of valid external landscapes which have their direct correspondences within our own minds. - J. G. Ballard Topics: Grove Of Whispers, Ambient, Noise Ambient, Experimental, Drone Ambient, Dark Ambient, Field...
Symatic Star is Simon Walsh. An accomplished bassist, he immerses himself in synthesis, using timbre and texture as compositional elements in pursuit of the atmospheric sounds he imagines. This, his 6th and most experimental release to date, reflects the fire of that imagination. A live recording created with multiple Nord G2 Modular Synthesizers played/modulated and further patched in real time as 2012's largest solar storm was sweeping across the Earth. Simon: "Living in a remote coastal... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: experimental, electronic, drone, dark ambient, space, space music, buddhist on fire
This is an alternate version of Jack's Caterpillar release for the Alice in Wonderland drone project. As such it includes the voices of Crystal Dreams as The Caterpillar , and Pixyblink as Alice . The music is generated completely and exclusively from the voices of Crystal Dreams and Pixyblink by Jack Hertz : "This version was created with the same 14 source tracks I processed on the initial release. However, each track has been processed with 32-tap delay for total a 448 layers of voices... Topic: ambient, dark ambient, experimental, electronic, drone, spoken word, buddhist on fire, jack hertz
Almost 20 years now that I've been composing music. My music has always concerned charm, mystery and introspection. But hidden away in a drawer, I've had a desire for a darker music. "Dark Presence" is the materialization of this desire. Thank you to Simone Santarsiero, aka Uzbazur , a dear friend and young composer who has supported me and facilitated our trip to the dark side. To the Oscure Presenze. He has been instrumental in revealing my dark and hidden shadowy side. A truly... Topics: ambient, electronic, drone, abstract, space music, dark ambient, buddhist on fire, jarguna,...
Music composed, produced and performed by Zreen Toyz. Recorded in 2011 at Studio du Coin Cornu, Cæur de Beauce. Mastered at Scoz Mastering Suite, Cæur de Beauce, France. Photos by Ironside. Design by Zreen Toyz & Graph'Hypnotic. Released previously as limited edition CDr of only 30 copies in 2011. Rather than think of himself as a composer or musician French artist Zreen Toyz likes to think of himself as a Sculptor of Sounds. He started with classical training on piano and percussion but... Topics: zreen toyz, buddhist on fire, electroacoustic, post-concrete, dark ambient, noise, experimental,...
CDRX a citizen of Elgaland-Vargaland began making music in 1996. He started as Cereal Killer and does audio manipulation and mixes using sound bites, field recordings, loops, distortions and harsh noise. CDRX has created and released a number of cds via his own label Bad For Health Records . "I listen to a lot of industrial, ambient and concrete music but also metal, folk and pop." He takes his inspiration from the likes of Nurse With Wound, Pierre Henry, Final and Aidan Baker and... Topics: dark ambient, buddhist on fire, cdrx, soundscape, experimental, drone, ambient, dreamstate, noise,...
One of my treasured possessions as a child was a portable shortwave radio. For such a small thing it seemed quite capable of picking up stations all over the globe. I spent countless hours slowly turning the dials from one station to another, and tuning into the multitude of voices and musics of the world. Like any shortwave enthusiast, I soon discovered and was enchanted by those odd transmissions of recorded voices uttering sequences of numbers, often alternating with little melodies or... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: dark ambient, drone, ambient, electronic, experimental, numbers stations, tree helicopter,...
Mescalibur & Kecap Tuyul recorded live especially for Sadayatana in the little village of Lagrange (Landes), France This live session was featured on Sadayatana #92 " Night Of A Thousand Crimes ". Credits : Mescalibur : sampler www.mescalibur.fr Kecap Tuyul : prepared guitar, ebow http://kecaptuyul.wordpress.com/ Topics: mescalibur, kecap tuyul, samples, experimental, drone, ambient, dark ambient, buddhist on fire
The Warr guitar is a relatively rare instrument; however, it can be (and has been) used in many genres, including jazz and metal and now ambient. Dan Miñoza --an ambient ninja, lover of horse head masks, and touch guitar freak. On February 4, 2011 Dan brought his special magic to the dark ambient podcast Sadayatana. His performance was included in and released as Sadayatana Podcast number 12: " Come Back Later I'm Masticating ". The version released here is a remaster of this... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: dark ambient, soundscape, warr guitar, ambient, live, dan miñoza, stillstream.com, sadayatana,...
Wehwalt: Guitar, Drums, sound design. Ezeckiel: Xylophone, Percussion, Synth, Guitar. Raphaël: Voice, flute. Ilsa: Voice. Enregistrement réalisé entre janvier et Avril 2012. Recording made between January and April 2012. La nuit n'est pas comme le jour, elle a beaucoup de souplesse. -Henri Michaux, Plume Topics: ambient, dark ambient, experimental, electronic, buddhist on fire, wehwalt trio, electro-acoustic,...
I was very happy when C.P. McDill told me about this release. Inspired by Sadayatana he said. Neat. Sadayatana is inspired by and infused with the music of C.P. McDill in a big way. Sadayatana has been directly influenced by music curated by him as proprietor of the Webbed Hand Records netlabel, and in the music he has made and released in various guises. As Akashic Crow’s Nest , Drone Wallah, Saluki Regicide , Tree Helicopter, Djinnestan , Rolling Calf Sinfonette, and now as Ice Guild Kaiser... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: soundscape, ambient, dark ambient, sadayatana, buddhist on fire, Ice Guild Kaiser
The horrors of the holocaust can often leave us with a feeling of profound nihilism, an all-‐encompassing hopelessness in the face of inhumanity. In opposition to this stands the lonely figure of t.s. elliot working fire guard duty on the roof of faber and faber during the London blitz and finding his love for other people growing, coming to the realisation that the world is full of beauty that needs to be preserved. Against hate stands love: ‘Who then devised this torment? Love.’ track... Topics: experimental, avant garde, electronic, noise, united kingdom, elizabeth veldon, buddhist on fire
Vast was performed live on stillstream.com November 26, 2013. Done using midi controller, Linux and personal field recordings. Music fashioned using the buddhalizer --a virtual extension of my imagination. Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. --Philip Massinger, a biographical essay in The Sacred Wood (1920) Topics: grove of whispers, ambient, dark ambient, experimental, electronic, drone, buddhist on fire
Obscure Visions is Fabián Ramírez. With alias 101001010101, Dr. Herom, Fabián Ramírez, Yspco, he does Hardcore Techno, Noise, Ambient, Dark Ambient, Experimental, IDM, EBM, 8-Bits, Neo-Classic and Trance music --since the age of 13! I like it best when he's doing dark ambient. Especially live on my Sadayatana! So this is the way it was Live on Sadayatana 2011-09-02. A great set that was performed live and released on Sadayatana 044: The Woodshed . Enjoy. Thanks Fabián. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: field recordings, dark ambient, drone, experimental, sadayatana, buddhistonfire, buddhist on fire